Chair’s Corner: The Countdown!

We Rise by Lifting Others, Liz Townsend's Chair term ends

By Liz Townsend Bird, The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri, Women’s Network Chair

It’s hard to believe that I’m in the final three months of my tenure as Chair of Women’s Network! Where does the time go? Why does it go so fast? Have I made an impact?

I can tell you, without any hesitation, YOU ALL have made an impact on me. This opportunity to serve as chair has been very rewarding. Don’t get me wrong, it’s also been very challenging. As a volunteer leader, it’s hard to balance a full-time job with a role that could easily been a full-time job. 

At our June Luncheon, we will celebrate the year of “We Rise by Lifting Others.” I invite you to be a part of our celebration by sharing your stories of how someone lifted you up this past year, or how you helped someone rise. Please connect with me ( so we can work you into the program.

Also at our June Luncheon, we will recognize the 2022-23 Leadership Team, and welcome the 2023-24 Leadership Team, which will be under the leadership of the fabulous Megan Steen. I am so excited to see Megan shine in the role of Women’s Network Chair!  She is going to be AHHHHH-mazing! 

But, before we get to June, we still have some important things to do! All of the details can be found in this newsletter or on the Women’s Network Facebook page. 

  1. Order your Roses for Mentors to share your appreciation for those who lift you up!
  2. Register for the ATHENA Awards Banquet! Don’t miss this signature event of the year as we honor phenomenal women in our community.


Liz Townsend Bird

Women’s Network Chair, 2022-23

Director of Development

The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri



300 S Providence Rd
PO Box 1016
Columbia, Mo 65205